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What is in a cookie?

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. Only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or whether you are logged into a site to protect your privacy.

What to do if you do not want cookies to be set:

Some people find the idea of a website storing any information on their computer or mobile device intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without their knowledge. Although Mhc cookies are quite harmless, you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some cookies, all cookies, or even cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of the website.

Web browser cookies

If you do not want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

Strictly necessary cookies

Mhc collects HTTP cookies and the data is used for the following purposes:

  • Completion and support of the current activity.
  • Web site and system administration.

The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected: Mhc sets a cookie when users arrive on the site so that, IF you should register or request a contact, Mhc can capture the URL of the Web site that referred you to us. If you do not register or make a request, that information is never linked to any personal information. No other data is captured in the cookie.

Information collected through the use of cookies is used to evaluate and improve its website and to help diagnose problems with its server. Mhc may collect the following information:

  • URL of requested resource
  • Full IP address
  • HTTP request method
  • Last URL requested by the user

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